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Mindyrecycles

Mindyrecycles

Joined April 2016

I read, work, hang out with hubs and grown kids, ride my bike, garden, cross-stitch, watch TV, vote Democrat, eat, sleep. I live in and love Tucson.
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Wild Seed by Octavia E Butler
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I love narrative nonfiction, and In the Heart of the Sea is the best of the genre that I‘ve read in a while. The story of the shipwreck and its survivors is riveting, and I also found myself very interested in the brief history of Nantucket. For a story from the early 1800s, it has a lot of relevant things to say about racism and classicism and family. Very highly recommended.

eeclayton I loved this too, fascinating read! 2mo
stevesbookstuf1 Nathaniel Philbrick is one of my favorites! 2mo
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Curious George | Hans Augusto Rey
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Ex-Libris | Anne Fadiman
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I am so thrilled that the Tucson Festival of Books is back after a 2 year absence. It‘s a wonderful event, a source of great pride for the city. ♥️ #tfob22 #tfob

Nute Oh my goodness! That looks like so much FUN!🤩 2mo
Cathythoughts That absolutely looks like fun. Lovely to see people back together again ❤️ 2mo
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Subdivision: A Novel | J. Robert Lennon
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My #tob22 books in order:
1. The Trees
2. Several People are Typing
3. Subdivision
4. Klara and the Sun
5. The Sentence
6. All‘s Well
7. Book of Form…
8. The Echo Wife
9. Matrix
10. Nervous System
11. Our Country Friends
12. Intimacies
13. Confession of Copeland Cane
14. Libertie
15. When We Cease…
16. In Concrete
17. Beautiful World…
18. No One is Talking About This

Megabooks Interesting! So different from mine, except I thought The Trees was awesome, too. I think that‘s the only one we‘ve all agreed on. 2mo
Ruthiella Nice! Your bottom three would match my bottom three! And l would also rank The Trees highest! 2mo
squirrelbrain Interesting! I may post mine too… 2mo
BarbaraBB I agree on a lot of books with you! Looking forward to the start of the tournament! 2mo
Mindyrecycles It will be a shocker if The Trees goes down early. I‘ve never before seen such general agreement on the best book of the shortlist bunch. 2mo
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No One Is Talking about This | Patricia Lockwood
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At the eleventh hour, I am a #tob22 completist! I‘ve never read every one before; I generally have one book I dislike so much I bail. I hung in this year but I found that I was onto something with my decision not to finish this one during #camptob. For me it was a big mishmash of words and thoughts that didn‘t add up to anything much. 🤷🏻‍♀️ Still, so excited for tomorrow, woohoo! 🙂

Readerann Wow! Congrats on your completist status! 🎉 2mo
Ruthiella Congratulations on completing all 18! 🥳 I hated this on too, though I enjoyed her memoir 2mo
squirrelbrain Well done on finishing. I think I have 3 I didn‘t get to. 2mo
batsy I wasn't totally won over by this one, either! 2mo
Mindyrecycles @Ruthiella Priestdaddy is definitely on my TBR! 2mo
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Pride and Predujice. | Jane Austen
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CrowCAH Yes, our feet convey us from one place to another! 2mo
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Pride and Prejudice | Jane Austen
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Miss Bingley‘s petty jealousy is delicious. #200PnPcovers #PnPcovers #country @CrowCAH

CrowCAH That‘s right, no scampering about the countryside! Lol 2mo
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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London was cruel to both Marianne and Elinor. #200PnPcovers #PnPcovers @CrowCAH #city

CrowCAH I would like to visit London at some point! 2mo
Mindyrecycles @CrowCAH oh I hope you get to one day soon! It‘s a wonderful city. 2mo
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Sense and Sensibility | Jane Austen
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CrowCAH Wild children! Hopefully, someone corrals them! 2mo
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Balls! | Sesame Workshop Staff
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I hope it‘s okay to be weird with the prompts. 😂 I see the word balls and of all the connotations, I think of this book that was my son‘s absolute favorite when he was a toddler. 😭❤️ #200PnPcovers @CrowCAH #PnPcovers

CrowCAH Love your interpretation of BALLS! 2mo
Ruthiella This totally made me laugh! 🤣🤣🤣 2mo
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Project Hail Mary | Weir Andy
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I know I‘m late to this party, but chiming in to say Project Hail Mary is SO good. I‘m reading my very last #tob22 book so picked whatever struck my fancy for my latest listen and this was it. Great pick by me. 😂 The narrator was excellent and the production did a really good job with the alien voice, very clever.

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Getting Near to Baby | Audrey Couloumbis
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This #Newbery honor book is a beautiful, touching story of two young girls coming to terms with the loss of their baby sister. #ItHadToBeYou #lovelost @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @Eggs

Eggs Oh this one was unforgettable 😢💔 3mo
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Wuthering Heights | Emily Bront
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Eggs Perfect 🤩 3mo
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Subdivision: A Novel | J. Robert Lennon
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I don‘t completely understand this book, yet I love it. I was all in for the strange world the narrator inhabited, and in trying to follow what it all meant. I need and want to read it again. Another book I would never have gone anywhere near if not for my beloved #tournamentofbooks! #tob22

Ruthiella This author and book were also new to me and I really want to try some of his other titles now! 😃 3mo
BarbaraBB There will be so much to discuss about this book. I loved it! 3mo
Mindyrecycles @Ruthiella Yes, same! 3mo
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Mindyrecycles @BarbaraBB Can‘t wait! It seems to be well received in both GR and Discord. 3mo
BkClubCare Samesies!! I loved it and don‘t have a clue what happened! 💖 3mo
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Eggs 👏🏻❤️‍🩹📚 3mo
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Subdivision: A Novel | J. Robert Lennon
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5 #tob22 books and 1 #bookclub pick make up my #FEBtbr list. I‘m currently listening to Our Country friends and reading Subdivision in print. #ItHadToBeYou @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

BarbaraBB Can‘t wait for your thoughts on 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🙌🏻📚👍🏻 3mo
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Mindyrecycles @BarbaraBB I loved it! 3mo
Mindyrecycles @Eggs That‘s great to know. Starting it tonight. 🙂 3mo
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When my book club chose the 4th title in this series and I saw it was narrated by a dog I admit I thought it would be the corniest thing ever. In fact, I was charmed by it and have now read several in the series. They are really great on audio. #ItHadToBeYou #bestfriends @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs 💙🐶❤️ 3mo
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#captainkangaroo gets as much credit as anyone for my love of reading. I never missed his CBS morning show, which always included his reading aloud a picture book in its entirety. No moralizing or teaching before or after; the captain read engaging books and let them speak for themselves. There has never been a show like it since. ❤️ 🦘#ItHadToBeYou #FirstLove @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

ReadingEnvy My Mom got me the worksheets when I was tiny! 3mo
AmyG Ha, I always watched this, too. 3mo
Dragon I watched this one too! Captain Kangaroo and was that Mr. Green Jeans ? 💚🐉 3mo
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KellyK I loved when Bunny Rabbit always stole the carrots 🥕🤣🐇! My favorite show when I was growing up. 3mo
DrexEdit I loved this show! The world could use more ping pong ball drops! 🏓🏓🏓 3mo
DrexEdit @Dragon yes! Dancing Bear and Mr. Green Jeans and Mr. Moose! 3mo
Dragon Fun times 😃💚🐉 3mo
Ruthiella I watched it too as a small child. Super fond memories! 3mo
Eggs Agreed! Low key but endearing!! 3mo
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Sentence | Louise Erdrich
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#tob22 progress and opinions.

Currently reading:
Nervous System, nearly finished
Country Friends, just starting

Picks:
The Trees
Klara and the Sun
The Sentence
Matrix
All‘s Well
Book of Form and Emptiness
The Echo

So-so:
Intimacies
Libertie

Pans:
Beautiful World
In Concrete
When We Cease to Understand the World

Ruthiella You are making excellent progress! 3mo
BarbaraBB You‘re doing so well!! 3mo
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Matrix | Lauren Groff
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4 stars for Matrix. I very much liked Marie‘s story and her strength, and the writing was really beautiful. Visions and mysticism aren‘t my things at all; I think Marie had what she needed within herself. But since her visions are part of the meager historical record, I put up with them. 😂 #tob22 #historicalfiction

Yossarian I think I had my expectations set too high after Fates and Furies. Matrix was good, but I felt let down by it. 3mo
Mindyrecycles @Yossarian My only prior experience with Groff was her short story collection, Florida. 3mo
Yossarian Fates and Furies had an amazing “twist” halfway through that made me want to completely re-read it. It‘s like if M. Night Shamalayan directed The Godfather. It‘s a great movie, but you kept waiting for Marlon Brando to reveal he was an alien, or dead, or it was all a simulation— and it never happened. 3mo
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It‘s another February and time for me to push my favorite Valentine‘s Day picture book! I‘ve read it to literally scores of kids and it‘s always a hit. #SecretAdmirer #ItHadToBeYou @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Eggs Sweet❤️❤️ 3mo
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Idaho | Emily Ruskovich
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Christyco125 This has been sitting on my shelves for a couple years… unread😔 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks This has been on my shelf for years!! 3mo
Sophronisba This is such a great book. It didn't get the attention it really deserved. 3mo
Tamra I so thoroughly enjoyed this novel! I should reread. 3mo
Eggs Sounds unique📚👏🏻 3mo
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Replay | Ken Grimwood
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It‘s been a few years but I really liked this one. #ItHadToBeYou #GroundhogDay @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Perfect 👍🏻 3mo
quietjenn For a book I've only read once, years ago, I think about this book a lot! 3mo
Eggs Sounds intriguing 🤔 3mo
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I honestly wanted to like Beautiful World, but for me it was pretty bad. #ItHadToBeYou #JanuaryStats @Eggs @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks #tob22

BarbaraBB So many ToB books! Which did you like best of these? 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 👍🏻📚👏🏻 3mo
Eggs Well done 👍🏼 3mo
Mindyrecycles @BarbaraBB Yes ToB is my life til I get them all in. 😂 The Tucci was for book club. All‘s Well and Book of Form were the January standouts for me. 3mo
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All's Well | Mona Awad
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My #tob22 picks in order thus far:

1. The Trees
2. Klara and the Sun
3. The Sentence
4. All‘s Well
5. The Book of Form and Emptiness
6. The Echo Wife
7. Intimacies
8. Beautiful World, Where are you
9. In Concrete
10. When We Cease to Understand the World.

Where am I wrong? I can take it. 😂

Matrix and Nervous System are in progress. If I finish everything including the remaining play-ins, I‘ll give No One is Talking another go. 🙂

Ruthiella I like your countdown! I‘d put Intimacies higher and the Echo Wife lower and I‘ve not finished The Sentence yet, but so far I like it quite a bit! 👍 4mo
Megabooks No a fan of Klara and loved Intimacies. So glad we all have different opinions!! 4mo
BarbaraBB Love this! I hope you‘ll get to Subdivision. It‘s one of my favorites this year. 4mo
Mindyrecycles @BarbaraBB I‘m on track so far to get them all in. 🤞🏼 4mo
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#tob22 progress!

Ruthiella Good job! 👍 4mo
BarbaraBB I now have all the answers to the question I asked earlier. Great stats! I loved The Trees too! Looking forward to your next ones! 4mo
Mindyrecycles I finished Intimacies today and it was good. I am very much enjoying All‘s Well on Audible. My book club pick this month is Taste by Tucci so I‘m breaking from the tob for that one. 🙂 4mo
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The Trees: A Novel | Percival Everett
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#tob22 progress report such as it is! 😂 Read 2 and The Sentence and Libertie are in progress. I loved both Klara and Trees but Sentence got my zombie vote even though I‘m not finished. 😬 It‘s so great thus far that I took a leap of faith that it will hold up for me. I have 11 days off at the end of the month and expect to get lots of tob reading in. 🌲

Ruthiella I have the week just before Christmas off and hope to read a lot more for the ToB then! I‘m looking forward to the Erdrich. I loved The Night Watchman. 5mo
Flaneurette The sentence was my zombie vote too 5mo
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This isn‘t something I would normally read; seems to work just fine as a podcast. But it was a #bookclub pick so I did my duty. 😂 About 2/3 of the “episodes” were excellent and the rest were just okay. Still a pick. #nonfictionnovember

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Silent Patient | Alex Michaelides
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View from my recliner while I finished up Silent Patient. It was good but not great. #catsoflitsy

Gina Oooooohhhhh that fireplace is dreamy 2y
BkClubCare I found issues with The Silent Patient. Can‘t recall now what exactly (heavy with misogyny maybe? )but I remember that I was not impressed. I don‘t do thrillers well, tbh. 12mo
Suet624 Love everything in this photo. 5mo
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Trial of Lizzie Borden | Cara Robertson
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I‘m just not sure about this dedication. 😂

Megabooks 😂😂😂 2y
Gina Ummmmm...yeeeahhhh... I agree 2y
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EKonrad I didn‘t even notice that when I read the book! 🤦🏽‍♀️ 2y
LauraJ That‘s pretty funny. Wonder if she meant for it to be... 2y
Cinfhen Hahaha 2y
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#readinggoals I have 3 of these on the go and for book club, my friend picked the two plays. Virginia Woolf will be a reread which is fine because it‘s great. I don‘t know anything about God of Carnage. These will probably be it for September. Some count for my ongoing #gilmoregirlsreadingchallenge and #aty2019 #selfimprovementsept

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I really enjoy preserving food. Here is strawberry jelly. Next week we‘re going apple picking after which I‘ll can applesauce! 🍎 🍏 #labouroflove #soulseptember #hobby #selfimprovementsept

kyraleseberg Yum! I canned chicken stock today & later this month will be applesauce and apple butter 🤗 (edited) 3y
quirkyreader Yea, canning day. 3y
BarbaraTheBibliophage Nice! I love a good canning project! 3y
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wordslinger42 Yummy! We make homemade freezer jam every year. This year, my mom did raspberry, strawberry and blackberry 🍓🍇 We've never made our own applesauce before! 3y
Lindy Nice! I love preserving too. 3y
Mindyrecycles @wordslinger42 You should try it! You‘ll never want store bought applesauce again. 3y
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Sidewalk Flowers | JonArno Lawson, Sydney Smith
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Sweet, beautiful, simple wordless story about a little girl talking a walk with her father. #adayinthelife #redroseseptember

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Skippy Dies: A Novel | Paul Murray
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My kids got so sick of me saying bored people are boring. 😂

Bookish.SAM Ha!! I‘ve definitely said this to people who were whining about being bored... they were not impressed 🤷🏻‍♀️ 3y
Ashley_Nicoletto My grandma always said “only boring people get bored”. I am 31 years old and I NEVER say I‘m bored. 🤣🤣 3y
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Wow, I literally suck. 😂 I read two whole books in August. (Read 10 in July!?!) At least they were both excellent. I did read the grownup version of Hidden Figures, I just liked the kiddie cover better. In my defense, I stepped in a hole some weeks ago and my injured foot has kept me from exercising which has limited my audiobook time. On a more positive note, I‘ll definitely finish Don Quixote in this month. 😬

rachelsbrittain It happens! At least you got through two good ones! 3y
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Homegoing: A novel | Yaa Gyasi
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Word perfect. #africa #letstraveljuly

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks I‘ve got to read this!!! 3y
The_Real_Nani So good. At one point, I had to put it down because I was so overwhelmed. 3y
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Saturday | Ian McEwan
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Love Ian McEwan and I‘m also working on the #1001bookstoreadbeforeyoudie list, so clearly I must read this one soon. #hymnfortheweekend #julycoldplay

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Lonesome Dove: A Novel | Larry McMurtry
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You'd never know from my staff lounge white board that I work in a library.

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Old Man and the Sea | Ernest Hemingway
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I owe Hemingway an apology. I tried to read Old Man and the Sea 30 years ago and found it so dull I gave it up almost immediately. Ever since I‘ve thought of him as a crap writer but I gave this one another try and LOVED it. Such beautiful, spare sentences and such a powerful story about man‘s relationship with the rest of nature. I can‘t square Hemingway‘s respect for all life here with his love of bullfighting, though. 😡

SW-T Hmmm...I tried reading it a couple decades ago and hated it. Loved Hills Like White Elephants though. Perhaps I‘ll give this another try. Thanks for your post! 😊 3y
GingerAntics I didn‘t know he had a love for bullfighting. That‘s interesting. I had to read this book in 7th grade and couldn‘t stand it. The movie was only slightly less painful. I commend you for giving it another shot. 3y
Hamlet Try “A Clean Well-Lighted Place.” He‘s best as a short story writer, I think. His understanding and feelings about bullfighting come out in The Sun Also Rises. 3y
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Mindyrecycles @SW-T @Hamlet Thanks! I‘ve stacked both of those. @GingerAntics OMG 7th grade!? That is just cruel. Giving books one more chance is a thing I do occasionally, especially since I found Code Name Verity a bewildering chore and put it down only to have it chosen for my book club. For some reason I loved it to death on my second try. 3y
Mindyrecycles Hemingway‘s NF book about bullfighting: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Death_in_the_Afternoon (edited) 3y
GingerAntics 🤣😂🤣 that would probably be a good way to describe my 7th grade ELA teacher. She was so mad that all we thought of the book was that it was boring. She kept telling us we were throwing away an educational opportunity. 🙄 Because that‘s what most 7th graders think about. 🤣😂🤣 3y
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Lassie Come Home | Eric Knight
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I never missed the TV show as a kid but had no idea it was based on a book. I read it to my kids though and it‘s beautiful. #homecoming #startreksummerjune

Megabooks I loved Lassie, too! 3y
Susanita My friends have a collie, and he's a great dog. 3y
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Darkly Dreaming Dexter | Jeffry P. Lindsay
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This is the only book set in #Miami that I‘ve read that I can think of. I want to try Carl Hiaasen‘s books soon. #songsofsummer

Abby2 Also the new Thomas Harris Cari Mora 3y
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The Travelers | Regina Porter
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This cover! 😍

Lcsmcat Wow! 3y
Karkar This is so awesome 😍😍😍 3y
BarbaraBB Gorgeous 😍 3y
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I am thoroughly enjoying this one. Delightful! #inthepalemoonlight #startreksummerjune

rubyslippersreads My all-time favorite book. 😊 3y
bernadette I loved this series as a kid! 3y
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Sunshine State: Essays | Sarah Gerard
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I have this on my shelf. Like the author, I grew up on Florida‘s gulf coast. I love Tucson but I‘m very sentimental about my childhood home. #soakupthesun #songsofsummer

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This is how we do The Three Little Pigs in the Sonoran Desert. 🌵 #retellings #riotgrams

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The world was not worthy of the young men and women whose stories are told here. #defiant #startreksummerjune

Megabooks Nice choice!! So true. 3y
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Summer Before the War | Helen Simonson
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I love this cover. #summertime #songsofsummer

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I have the audio but haven‘t gotten to it yet. It was a bestseller and a film in Japan. #biginjapan #wanderingjune

Cinfhen It was a quiet read... thought provoking 3y
writerlibrarian One of my fav. 3y
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This book is so cool! It‘s a library copy but it‘s going on my Christmas list. #booksaboutbooks

BiblioLitten Omg! So cool😍 3y
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Red Clocks: A Novel | Leni Zumas
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May finishes. I loved Dolphins, Fahrenheit, Red Clocks, and Marriage. Outsiders and Meditations were okay. #thisisit #amonthofsongs #gilmoregirlsreadingchallenge #bookclub